Makes the most sense to me but I am a purist. I don't give a rat about TaMU or Missouri. I understand the geographical footprint reasons but I think that's vastly overrated. CU people are our folks, older GT fans are too.
I am going up to the Mizzou game in September and maybe that will change my mind.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I think the SEC should bring in CU and GT....
May 31, 2012, 2:55 PM
BC & MIA offer "destinations" vs. K-state, Iowa St. etc. Re: Syracuse, they have an agreement to play "home" games in NYC due to alumni there - that's not too shabby. But no I would not drive, but if/when i go at least they are cool places.
It's matchups, not markets, that have made the SEC strong...
May 31, 2012, 2:57 PM
It's matchups, not markets, that have made the SEC strong. How many of the top US media markets are in the SEC? There are at least three already in the ACC with Boston, Miami and UMd's Baltimore/Washington DC market. How's that helped us? Alabama is a mostly rural state without a major media market but the SEC has two teams there. Yet, look at how many people watch the Iron Bowl. It's one of the biggest games of the college football season. How about Georgia and Florida? Gainesville and Athens aren't population centers but people all over the country watch the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party every year. The matchups, the strong regional rivalries, those matter way more than the markets a conference is in. Extreme distance doesn't make for good rivals. Listening to your brother-in-law/cousin/co-worker who went to "State U" trash-talk every day does.